Africa Hospitality Investment Forum 2021

20-22 September 2021 – Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE


20-22 September 2021 – Dubai, UAE

Press Release Archive

Press releases
25 September 2019

Aleph Hospitality signs management agreement for two hotels in Zanzibar, marking its entrance to Tanzania

24 September 2019

Sustainable tourism in Africa takes centre stage at AHIF 2019 with world-first Mantis Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub

17 September 2019

AHIF delegates will run for charity with Haile Gebrselassie

16 September 2019

Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

08 August 2019

Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

30 July 2019

Bench Events and APO Group Form Long-Term Partnership

25 July 2019

Ethiopia Backs AHIF

03 July 2019

AHIF will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

05 June 2019

We have the money; let’s do deals

08 May 2019

Egypt heads the Africa hotel development top ten - With more than 15,000 rooms in the pipeline

23 April 2019

Marriott leads Africa hotel chain development - Accor catching up fast as the market remains healthy

11 March 2019

AHIF Books Addis

03 October 2018

Hilton launches ‘Big Five’ for sustainable Travel and Tourism Across Africa

02 October 2018

AccorHotels Announces First Pullman Hotel in Ghana

02 October 2018

Africa to Withstand Global Headwinds

02 October 2018

Hotel investment strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa evolve, as hotel trading gradually improves

02 October 2018

Adrian Gardiner Named Patron of Wilderness Foundation Africa and Wilderness Foundation Global

02 October 2018

Radisson Hotel Group accelerates its African Expansion Plan, signing 10 new hotels

01 October 2018

Hilton on track to more than double its footprint in Africa as it opens Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton

01 October 2018

Radisson RED to debut in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

01 October 2018

​Marriott International reveals robust expansion plans across Africa​

01 October 2018

Aleph Hospitality Celebrates Third Birthday with Two New Signings

25 September 2018

Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary calls for innovation and investment

20 September 2018

Ethiopia hotel expansion unabated

17 September 2018

AHIF recognises outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry in Africa

30 August 2018

Theresa May Follows a British Company’s Example in Nairobi

28 August 2018

Interview with Hasnain Noorani - Founder, Owner and Group CEO PrideInn Group

14 August 2018

FIHA is Born – A Sister for AHIF

28 June 2018

Nigeria still leads West Africa hotel expansion Cote d’Ivoire shows impressive growth

13 June 2018

AHIF: CEOs Will Share Their Personal Secrets of Success

04 June 2018

Cape Town defends hotel market share

23 April 2018

Marriott leads Africa’s hotel growth - But experts express caution on predictions of future expansion

27 March 2018

Kenya Plans Mega Promotion for First Week of October

30 January 2018

AHIF’18 Will Feature Mombasa-Nairobi Double Act

19 January 2018

AHIF’18 Will Highlight Kenya’s Pitch for Inward Investment

11 October 2017

Chronic Shortfall in Supply of Hotels across Africa

11 October 2017

Rwanda is proud to be hosting the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

11 October 2017

New routes boost Africa arrivals 13.3% Fading security and health concerns aid recovery

11 October 2017

Radisson Blu to add its third hotel to Ethiopia

11 October 2017

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group wins big at World Travel Awards Africa

10 October 2017

The African Hotel Report 2017 Rwanda – 8.8% up in 8 years

09 October 2017

STR: Africa’s hotel supply projected to grow 11%

09 October 2017

The African Hotel Report 2017 - Nigerian Hotels are the most valuable on the African mainland

11 September 2017

50% of all African countries saw hotel value rises at a greater rate

15 August 2017

Lagos slumps as travel to Africa displays double-digit growth

19 July 2017

PRESS RELEASE: World Travel Awards joins AHIF and AviaDev in Kigali

13 July 2017

Hosting AHIF generates a seven-figure economic boost

16 June 2017

Africa Hotel Investment forum kicks off in Kenya

16 March 2017

Destination Africa: big growth in international arrivals

06 March 2017

Africa’s top hotel and aviation conferences return to Rwanda

17 November 2016

Bench Events appoint a Business Development Manager for Africa

08 October 2016

Radisson Blu joins soap recycling program to promote local entrepreneurship

06 October 2016

CityBlue Lauches c3- Africa’s First Digital Aggregator of Rooms

06 October 2016

African Property Fund MaraDelta agrees to buy Mauritius Resort

06 October 2016

Marriott International Rapidly Expands its Footprint across Africa

06 October 2016

Carlson Rezidor on track to achieve more than 23,000 rooms in Africa

06 October 2016

Hilton Expands Presence in Nigeria with Signing of Hilton Lagos Airport

06 October 2016

Cautious optimism for investors in Sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector

06 October 2016

Hilton to Open Hotel in Africa’s Tallest Development

06 October 2016

Hilton Builds for the Future at AHIF with Its First Modular Hotel in Africa

06 October 2016

Best Western Continues Impressive Expansion into East Africa

06 October 2016

AccorHotels - Forthcoming opening in Angola & development achievement in East Africa

05 October 2016

Colliers International launches African hotel report.

05 October 2016

Urban by CityBlue Kigali, Rwanda to Host AHIF Cocktails at its RoofTop Sky Lounge Bar

04 October 2016

RDB announces investment opportunities in the Kivu Belt, hotbed for luxury and leisure tourism

21 September 2016

East Africa Rising

12 September 2016

African Aviation Displays Healthy Growth

07 September 2016

Rezidor’s CEO hails inaugural AviaDev conference that will discuss issues facing travel in Africa

12 July 2016

NEWS RELEASE: AHIF to probe crucial issues for hotel investment in Africa -

05 May 2016

Summer flight bookings to Africa - 6% ahead of last year

25 April 2016

So how much does it cost to build a hotel in Africa?

11 April 2016

Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms

17 February 2016

Togo’s Prime Minister Will Attend AHIF

03 February 2016

AviaDev Africa - Ready For Take-off

14 January 2016

Togo To Host Additional AHIF in 2016

17 November 2015

Hotel development on the horizon for Cameroon

01 October 2015

Revealed – The Top Ten Hotel Investment Opportunities in Africa

01 October 2015

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to debut in East Africa with upscale Kenya property.

01 October 2015

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts steps up African expansion campaign with three new Sub-Saharan properties

01 October 2015

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to open first Cote d’Ivoire property in 2018.

01 October 2015

Hotel Real Estate Sector in Africa Set for Strong Growth

30 September 2015

Marriott International Opens First Marriott Executive Apartments Property In Africa

30 September 2015

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts inks landmark deal for its first property in dynamic Nigeria.

30 September 2015

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Accelerates Growth In Africa And Indian Ocean With Seven New Deals

30 September 2015

Carlson Rezidor further expands its strong presence in Africa

30 September 2015

Hilton Worldwide Announces Agreement for Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia

28 September 2015

Outlook bright for African hotels as steady growth gets underway

14 September 2015

Travel to Lagos Bounces Back

04 September 2015

Africa’s Highest Hotel Price Point is Addis

27 August 2015

International Hoteliers Bet on Lagos

30 July 2015

Doing business in Africa - The challenges and opportunities

08 July 2015

Rwanda to host Africa Hotel Investment Forum in 2016

08 July 2015

Hilton Heads Hotel Development Boom in Africa

02 June 2015

Hotel Development in Africa Accelerates to 50,000 Rooms

11 May 2015

Hotel Industry Leaders Highlight Ten Priorities for Growth in Africa

03 February 2015

Government and Industry Leaders Express High Expectations of Hotel Investment Forum

03 February 2015

Brian Nourollahi appointed GM to manage the first Marriott branded Hotel in Sub Saharan Africa

11 January 2015

AHIF returns to Addis for 2015

02 October 2014

New Signings and Modular Room See Hilton Worldwide Set the Pace in Africa

01 October 2014

Best Western International Inc., announces BEST WESTERN PLUS Abyssinia and BEST WESTERN Noah Hotels